The Village of Oil Springs is located in Lambton County, Ontario, Canada, located along Former Provincial Highway 21 south of Oil City. An enclave within Enniskillen Township. In 2015, the 150th birthday celebration of the Village of Oil Springs becoming an independent municipality was celebrated commemorating this milestone achievement.
The Village of Oil Springs is home to approx 700 residents. Before the village was formed, the indigenous people already knew about the gum beds and used the sticky oil to waterproof their canoes. The place, originally called Black Creek, became the site of North America’s first commercial oil well when asphalt producer James Miller Williams set out to dig a water well in 1858 and found free oil instead. Visit the Oil Museum of Canada for more exciting info about this area. A great quiet place to settle, with a short distance drive to Petrolia for all your daily needs, close drive to the plants and Sarnia.